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Holland (album) by The Beach Boys

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Holland
Holland by The Beach Boys (1973)
Overall rank: 3,714th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
73/100 (from 117 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top albums of 1973 (78th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (688th)
Award Best albums of all time (3,714th)

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The Beach Boys bestography

Holland is ranked 10th best out of 58 albums by The Beach Boys on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Beach Boys is Pet Sounds which is ranked number 14 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 102,063.

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Average Rating: 
73/100 (from 117 votes)
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80/100
Funky Pretty is one of the Beach Boys' best songs, regardless of era or singer
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From TheHutts
In an effort to refocus, The Beach Boys were sent to the Netherlands to record. Brian was in a fragile mental state, obsessively listening to Randy Newman’s masterpiece Sail Away, and his two songs were tacked onto the album later. Like Sunflower, Holland is a successful democratic album with everyone contributing competent material; even Mike Love writes a likeable song in ‘Big Sur’ and the Chaplin and Fataar contribution ‘Leaving This Town’ fits in fine. Carl contributes the album’s strongest piece, ‘Trader’, but the album would still feel thin without the Brian contributions that bookend it.
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I can't believe this is not even ranked in The Beach Boys' top 10 albums on this site
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The Trader is incredible!
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I love the California Saga songs!
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great album!!!
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Very solid album. The Trader might be the best song Carl ever wrote.
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From Rovers
After the rather disappointing 1972 album "Carl And The Passions / So Tough" the Beach Boys are back on track with one of their strongest albums "Holland". As with its predecessor, Brian Wilson's musical contribution is limited, but fortunately the other two Wilson brothers shine with strong songwriting and great vocals. Dennis Wilson had previously shown great songwriting skills on tracks like "Forever" and "Cuddle Up". On this album he contributes with the original "Steamboat" and the beautiful melodic "Only With You".

For each new Beach Boys album Carl Wilson comes clearer and clearer as the group's strongest vocalist. His performances on "Steamboat", "Only With You," "Funky Pretty" and not least his own "The Trader" are nothing less than convincing.

The three Calfornia Saga suite songs are all strong. Al Jardine's melodic Interlude beand one of the highlights on the album. Mike Love leads with "California" in the best way memories back to "California Girls"

Brian Wilson contributes music to the hit single "Sail On Sailor" and "Funky Pretty" - especially the former is an asset to the album.

Ricky Fataar and Blondie Chaplin's "Leaving This Town" is a fine song which some may feel does not really have the right Beach Boys sound - could be a song that would fit for a James Taylor.

Nevertheless "Holland" is one of the band's strongest 1970s releases - unfortunately it would turn out to be the last truly great album from the Beach Boys.
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